Fur-Trapping In Alaska

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Russia had settled in
Alaska since the 1790s but for the fur trapping in
Alaska turned out to be far less profitable than
Russians originally thought. The transporting of the fur across the
Bering Strait was way too costly for the russians.
Russia wanted to unload the unprofitable territory before it was forcibly taken from them by the
United Kingdom so Russia then offered it up to the
United States at a bargain. U.S. Secretary of
State William Seward approved the Alaska
Purchase which cost
$7,200,000 on August 1,
1867. In 1884 Alaska became a civil and judicial district of the United
States, Alaska came under the US law and a federal court was established for law enforcement. In 1912, after international boundaries were demarcated between

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